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MOTIVATION - New large scale intense laser facilities with unique specifications will be soon coming on-line, capable of laser intensities never achieved before. At the same time, a number of dedicated laser installations are being built or upgraded across the world to enter new regimes of laser-matter interaction for particle acceleration and applications to generation of radiation. In this rapidly evolving context there is a compelling need of advanced training for the community of young researchers involved in the various aspects of this research, requiring theoretical, numerical and experimental skills.

The School aims at bringing together distinguished scientists and motivated young researchers, post-doc and Ph.D students engaged or willing to enter this field, to promote advanced training in the key areas of ultraintense lasers, interaction with matter at ultra-high field and laser-plasma acceleration, with a focus on emerging, new, ground-breaking initiatives based on novel particle acceleration techniques, like the EuPRAXIA project. Novel accelerator techniques will indeed be one of the highlights of the School, where the best expertise from the accelerator science will deliver fundamental notions and extraordinary achievements of modern light sources based on the latest acceleration technology, with a perspective view on novel accelerators.  Also, specialists in generation of advanced radiation will provide latest update on applications to major multidisciplinary fields, including medicine and biology, material science and space industry.

Poster - Download the poster of the school here

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SCHOOL DIRECTORS

Leonida A. GIZZI(CNR, INO), Ralph ASSMANN (DESY)

School Organizers

Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO),

Francesca USALA (CNR, INO)

Tom MINNIBERGER(DESY),

Ruth MUNDT (DESY)

Scientific Secretariat

Petra KOESTER (CNR, INO) (tbc)

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME - The programme of the course will cover all aspects of plasma acceleration, including beam driven and laser driven electron acceleration and different flavours of laser-driven ion acceleration. • Leading experts will guide participants through a journey across the science and techonology of intense lasers, including advanced laser schemes for future high average power sources, fundamental aspects of laser-plasma interactions, electron beam dynamics and advanced configurations of radiation emission, from Thomson scattering to X-ray free electron laser. • Ultrafast measurements and ultimate diagnostic techniques for laser and plasma characterization will be a key part of the course, with step-by-step training on laser pulse amplification and compression, pulse duration and contrast measurement, phase control and frequency conversion, electron and ion detection. • Basic and advanced concepts of numerical modelling of laser-plasma interaction physics, radiation emission and particles and radiation transport will be presented in view of the development of full start-to-end simulation of radiation sources. • An overview will also be given of the main laser facilities featuring the most advanced high power and high energy laser sources.

POSTER SESSION - Participants will be given the opportunity to present their work and discuss it during poster sessions that will take place every day during lunch time.

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INVITED LECTURERS

Bruno LE GARREC

CNRS, Paris, FR,  

Intense Lasers: high peak power

 

Riccardo TOMMASINI

LLNL, Livermore, CA,US,  

Plasma X-ray Imaging and Sources

 

Malte KALUZA

IOQ, Jena, DE,  

Ultrafast Plasma Imaging

 

Andrea MACCHI

CNR and Dip. Fisica, Pisa, IT,  

Basics of laser-plasma interaction

 

Constantin HAEFNER

LLNL, Livermore, CA, US,  

Intense Lasers: high average power

 

Carlo BENEDETTI

LBNL, Berkeley, CA, US,  

Advanced modelling tools for LWFA

 

Luca LABATE

CNR, Pisa, IT,  

Ultrafast, intense laser pulse diagnostics

 

Marco BORGHESI

QUB, Belfast, UK,  

Ion acceleration: TNSA and beyond

 

Dario GIOVE

INFN, Milano, IT,  

Ion beam diagnostics

 

Zulfikar NAJMUDIN

IC, London, UK,  

LWFA: injection and acceleration

 

Pablo CIRRONE

INFN-LNS, Catania, IT,  

Simulation of particles through matter

 

Masaki KANDO

QST, JAEA, Kyoto, JP,  

LWFA electrons: staged acceleration

 

Massimo FERRARIO

INFN-LNF, IT,  

Electron beam properties and FEL

 

Stefan KARSCH

MPQ, Munich, DE,  

Advanced all-optical X-ray sources

 

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Programme layout - Each session will include two units of 45 min. each for a total of 40 units. Lunch break will include poster presentation and discussion.

 

 

 

 

Sunday 9 July

 

 

Monday 10 July

 

Tuesday 11 July

 

Wednes 12 July

 

 

Thursday 13 July

 

 

Friday 14 July

 

 

Saturday15 July

 

Sunday 16 July

Morning Session

 

Arrivals

 

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Registration

 

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Welcome

Drink

9:00

10.30

9:00

10.30

 

 

 

 

 

Excursion

9:00

10.30

9:00

10.30

9:00

10.30

 

 

 

Departures

 

 

 

Coffee

Break

10:30

11:00

10:30

11:00

10:30

11:00

10:30

11:00

10:30

11:00

Morning Session

11:00

1.00

11:00

1.00

11:00

1.00

11:00

1.00

11:00

1.00

Lunch and poster

1:00

3:00

1:00

3:00

1:00

3:00

1:00

3:00

1:00

3:00

Afternoon Session

3:30

5.00

3:30

5.00

3:30

5.00

3:30

5.00

3:30

5.00

Tea

Break

5:00

5:30

5:00

5:30

5:00

5:30

5:00

5:30

5:00

5:30

Afternoon Session

5:30

7.00

5:30

7.00

5:30

7.00

5:30

7.00

5:30

7.00

 

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Venue: CNR conference center in Anacapri, Capri, Italy

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VENUE - The School will take place at the CNR Conference Facility in Anacapri, on the island of Capri, in the south of Italy, off the cost of the beautiful peninsula of Sorrento. The conference facility is located at the premises of the former Solar Observatory of the Swedish Royal Academy, owned by the Italian National Research Council. Capri is a famous destination in the Tyrrhenian Sea on the south side of the Gulf of Naples in the Campania region of Italy. Anacapri is located on the slopes of Mount Solaro at a higher elevation than Capri town. Points of interest include The Blue Grotto, the greatest attraction of the island, Villa San Michele, the Villas of Tiberius and the  Chairlift for Mount Solaro which takes to the highest peak of the island from which you can enjoy the most stunning panoramas. A regular bus running every fifteen minutes takes to the sparkling city of Capri and its famous Piazzetta.  Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver.

Transport - The nearest International Airport to Capri is Naples International Airport (http://www.aeroportodinapoli.it).
From Naples International Airport to train station/port
• From the airport the best and cheapest way to get to the train station/port is the AliBus, a bus departing every 20 minutes that takes passengers to either the train station and to the port in a less than 30 minutes.
• From the port to Capri
The island of Capri can be reached by regular ferry or hydrofoil connections from Naples and other locations like Sorrento, Amalfi and Salerno. Ferries depart from Molo Beverello, a few steps away from the bus stop.

 

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Registration - Applications including full CV should be sent to the Scientific Secretariat (LPAschool2017@gmail.com). CV should include full name, address, age, nationality, academic qualifications and degree, present position and affiliation, current research activity, list of publications.

Registration fee for participants is 200€ and includes access to the conference facilities, lunches and coffees, training material, wifi. Partial financial support will be available for deserving students with limited access to institutional funding.

Social events - Guided excursions on the island will be organized to visit the main attractions including the Blue Grotto and the Villas of Tiberius.

Accommodation - Participants will have to book their own accommodation. A full list of hotels and additional information about Capri is available here. We strongly encourage participants to book their accommodation as early as possible.

The following list of hotels and B&B will have rooms available for the School until the March 10th. In most cases, price range is for single or double occupancy. Contact (email) information and web site is included. So please contact them directly mentioning "LPA - Capri2017", to secure your accommodation.

NAME

TYPE

Email

WWW

price/night/

person min

price/night/

person max

Hotel Gatto Bianco

Hotel ****

h.gattobianco@capri.it

http://www.gattobianco-capri.com

150

170

Cavalluccio Marino

B&B

cavallucciomarino@gmail.it

http://www.cavalluccio-marino.it

web

web

Angelide

B&B

angelide@capri.it

n.a.

105

web

Rio Linciano 14

B&B

info@riolinciano14.it

http://www.riolinciano14.it/

150

170

Agriturismo del Sole

B&B

agriturismodelsolesas@gmail.com

http://www.agriturismodelsole.com/

140

214

Viale Axel Munthe

B&B

info@bbvialeaxelmunthe.com

http://www.bbvialeaxelmunthe.com/

130

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